Proverbs 2:2
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New American Standard Bible
Make your ear attentive to wisdom, Incline your heart to understanding;

King James Bible
So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding;

Darby Bible Translation
so that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom and thou apply thy heart to understanding;

World English Bible
So as to turn your ear to wisdom, and apply your heart to understanding;

Young's Literal Translation
To cause thine ear to attend to wisdom, Thou inclinest thy heart to understanding,

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Notes on the Fourth Century
Page 238. Med. 1. In the wording of this meditation, and of several other passages in the Fourth Century, it seems as though Traherne is speaking not of himself, but of, a friend and teacher of his. He did this, no doubt, in order that he might not lay himself open to the charge of over-egotism. Yet that he is throughout relating his own experiences is proved by the fact that this Meditation, as first written, contains passages which the author afterwards marked for omission. In its original form
Thomas Traherne—Centuries of Meditations

Sundry Sharp Reproofs
This doctrine draws up a charge against several sorts: 1 Those that think themselves good Christians, yet have not learned this art of holy mourning. Luther calls mourning a rare herb'. Men have tears to shed for other things, but have none to spare for their sins. There are many murmurers, but few mourners. Most are like the stony ground which lacked moisture' (Luke 8:6). We have many cry out of hard times, but they are not sensible of hard hearts. Hot and dry is the worst temper of the body. Sure
Thomas Watson—The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12

Cross References
Proverbs 2:3
For if you cry for discernment, Lift your voice for understanding;

Proverbs 4:1
Hear, O sons, the instruction of a father, And give attention that you may gain understanding,

Proverbs 4:20
My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings.

Proverbs 22:17
Incline your ear and hear the words of the wise, And apply your mind to my knowledge;

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